I have used Razer as my go-to mouse for years now, way before I started working within the gaming industry as a writer. I own the Basilisk, Viper, Deathadder, NAGA Trinty, and a few more. My goto mouse has been the trinity for some time, due to how flexible the mouse is based on the game I am playing, due to its interchangeable side plates for 2, 7 and 12-button configurations. If you want that mouse just head here to grab it directly from the Razer website or check your local or online retailer.
This review I am starting different only because I want to get this out there right away. This mouse is what I can only class as one of the best mice I have ever used, but the size might be a little off-putting for gamers with bigger hands. If you are one of these bigger hand gamers, then take my word for it, go grab the Viper Ultimate instead. It may cost a lot more, around £129.99 but it is wireless and well worth it.
So now you know this mouse is one of the best mice out there, you might be wondering why?
So let us look at the mouse on the shelf of your local store, at the point of sale.
On the front of the box, Razer showcases the mouse from a top-down view, giving us gamers a good look at the Razer Viper Mini. They also use Black and Green packaging, this is what Razer is known for and this makes their products uniquely theirs, it is also one of their USP’s (Unique Selling Point).
The Razer Viper Mini is tiny compared to its bigger brothers and sisters, but you might be thinking based on the image below, that it is not all that small, and you would be right in thinking that. There are only a few millimeters in it, but those few millimeters mean a lot when it comes to comfort as a gamer. We like the mouse to feel good under our palm, any difference can make a HUGE difference to the way we feel and experience games.
Now for me, even though I LOVE the Razer Trinty, my palm resting on the Razer Viper Mini, just feels more comfortable, like it was meant to be, thats me, you might feel different.
When it comes to flawless switches you can not get better than a Razer Optical Switch. They have a response time of 0.2 milliseconds and can last up to and beyond 50millon click, this is untested by me. The Viper Mini also comes with a Braided Cable which Razer calls a Speedflex Cable, which offers minimal drag for better performance, they do not stop tangling as I have found out in the past. This is also a stupidly lightweight mouse, which comes in at 61G, I weighed it myself and got 60G so its close enough. I have to admit, I still use a mouse Bungie, just to improve performance and fully remove the drag on the cord.
The mouse optical sensor offers a max DPI of 8500, which is more than enough for the majority of gamers out there, I use 1800DPI all the time even in games. But I do not play many FPS games that sometimes require a higher DPI setting. The best thing about this mouse is the ability to save your preferred mouse settings, which you have set within the software on your PC, to the onboard memory in the mouse, meaning you can use this mouse on any system with no need to download the software. If you are into bling, chroma lighting comes as standard with its 16.8million colours to use, this is unverified, but I trust Razer.
That’s about it for the sale of the mouse, there is nothing else on the box to talk about. The packaging is next, and well that is going to be short and sweet, Razer has packed it well.
Now for the things Razer did not mention like the 6 Programmable buttons, yes you can reprogram every single button on this mouse through Razers software, Razer Synapse. Then we have the PTFE mouse feet, that allows the mouse to glide over any surface, when I mean any surface, use common sense here, a mouse mat surface or flat surface.
I did a short video that shows off the mouse and tests the clicks, enjoy…
The mouse has curves in all the right places and allows your hand to grip comfortably. The mouse has its standard two buttons on top, and a DPI button just above the mouse wheel. The mouse wheel offers a nice tactile feedback when scrolling and can be used as a button when depressed. There are also two buttons on the side which you can be assigned functions within the Razer Synapse Software.
The software as is always great, Razer has this pinned down, from the mouse performance, to button mapping to creating macros. Change the DPI within 5 stages in steps of 100DPI, alter the polling rate, change the colours with chroma lighting and finally calibrate the mouse to a surface.
You can download the software here.
To be honest with you, this mouse is so good, I am finding it hard to add to this review, which is odd for me as I always find issues to a degree. This mouse works great with any game I chuck at it, it’s bloody awesome, feels great, performs great, looks great, what more do you want from a mouse.
I would highly recommend this mouse to people with smaller than average hands if you have larger hands go for the ultimate viper instead. For a low price of £39.99, I have to wonder how Razer is keeping the costs so low in production, as this mouse has everything you want a more.
You can grab the Razer Viper Mini for only £39.99 here.
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Razer Viper Mini
Born to push the very limits of ultra-lightweight gaming, the Razer Viper Mini takes up a smaller form that remains just as big in performance. Shortening its length and grip width, we’ve worked with enthusiasts and esports athletes to hone its design even further, ensuring that absolute control now belongs in the hands of more gamers—so take hold of our leanest and lightest gaming mouse yet.
Product Currency: GBP
Product Price: 39.99
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